Anila Gill

PhD Candidate

Cinema Studies PhD candidate Anila Gill


Title: The Partitioned Self: Photography, Cinema, and Civic Memory in Lahore and Bombay (1930-1950)

Supervisor: Zhen Zhang

My dissertation offers three bodies of texts - photography, memoir, and cinema – as critical sites where Indian subjects worked through epistemic uncertainties under colonial regimes of sight and control. Deploying a method of anti-colonial untimeliness to project the Partition of India as a decelerated, unfinished historical moment, my research ultimately understands Partition as a process that dispersed fields of vision and produced divided perceiving selves.